“No two projects are the same and no design solution should be either. Finding the best solution for the specific project is the goal and the test of success is the construction phase.”

Over the years I have worked on some interesting projects and I have treated every project differently. I really enjoy the opportunity I get to work on a vast number of different types of projects in Health, Residential, Industrial, Commercial, Retail and Defence and not to be shoehorned into one sector.

In my role as Sydney Fire Services Team Leader, I am looking forward to mentoring junior staff. When I was starting out in my career, I had a couple of very good mentors who were always busy but never too busy to spend time working through project solutions and mentoring me through my junior years. This had a huge impact on my growth as an engineer and is partly why I am in the position I am today. So I am keen to give back.

Outside of work I like fishing, cooking, travel, but I actually really do enjoy my job, so I’m very lucky in that regard.

Blake is a Associate Principal of ACOR and is Sydney’s Fire Services Team leader.

Experienced in all aspects of hydraulic and wet fire services design, Blake is actively involved in the design, documentation and construction supervision for a vast range of projects including those for Defence, educational, commercial offices, retail developments, hospital refurbishments, retirement villages, industrial developments and rail transport stations.